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Kelsey Z.

June 27, 2004 at 12:36 AM

It's been nice to get away for a few days. No phone, computer, tv. *sigh*
I still practiced some while I was away, since I have these few concerts coming up this week. I'm really excited about performing the Lark Ascending on Monday. It's still not really super, great yet but it's passable for a student recital and by performing it I'm sure I'll figure out where my weaker spots are and be able to know which spots I need to work on the fluency in. I don't often just play through an entire work until a performance, so this is my trial run on the piece to figure out what works and what doesn't on stage. Like...just how loud does the flautando need to be to be audible in the building without taking away the mystery and subtleness of the opening...

Ah my bow! I love my bow! I just got it back from a re-hair and a little repair made to the pearl on the frog. It sounds heavenly! I can now play Paganini and Stravinsky without restraint, knowing I will not break all hair remaining on my bow. My bow badly needed a re-hair, because of lack of hair and the length of time since it's been re-haired last. It makes all the difference in the world!

Not a whole lot new. I was away, as I mentioned above, for a few days, which was a nice refresher. It felt good to get away from everything and just "relax". Went fishing, I caught a whole 3 fish over four days. I did a bit of biking, played a bunch of games, did some reading, sat and admired the view. Just had a good break!

Well I'm back now, and raring to go! :D

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